Katrice Hardy Named Executive Editor of Dallas Morning News

The award-winning editor of the Indianapolis Star, who last year helmed coverage of the pandemic, racial justice protests and helped lead the Star to a Pulitzer Prize in national reporting, today was named executive editor of the Dallas Morning News.

Katrice Hardy, who joined IndyStar’s parent company Gannett in 2016, was named editor of the Star in March 2020 and also served as the regional editor for the Midwest, overseeing more than two dozen Gannett newsrooms throughout Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. She was the first African American and the first woman to serve as executive editor of the Star.

“The incredibly high standards, the support and camaraderie, the purposeful and dedicated editors, reporters and visual journalists, and our digital teams are what I will so greatly miss,” Hardy said. “I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have made new friendships and to have worked alongside so many amazing colleagues during my time with Gannett who value the same things I do – investigative and impactful journalism, equity, diversity and inclusion.”

Hardy’s new role

Hardy will move into her new role in early August and will be the first Black woman to lead the Dallas Morning News. She said the opportunity to break barriers at the News, serving a city of 1.3 million people, and family ties in the South made it a good fit.

A search is being launched to replace Hardy. Bro Krift, IndyStar’s news director, will serve as interim editor during the transition.

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SOURCE: IndyStar

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